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Uttam's Take: Modi as Marx
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Uttam's Take: Modi as Marx

Our thanks to Uma Bharti, sanyasin and India's minister for river welfare, who informed us this week that Prime Minister Narendra Modi 'has implemented Karl Marx's idea on black money.' 'Marx ne jo kaha, Pradhan Mantri wahi laagu kar rahe hain (the prime minister is executing what Marx always advocated),' Uma Bharti told the Economic Times in an interview. Uttam Ghosh presents his unique take on Uma Bharti's ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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Seven note ban tricks and one lesson

The government has provided no official explanation behind the note ban that is backed by hard data, says Debashis Basu.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Almost the entire quantum of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes have come back. Some say this is a failure of demonetisation or the note ban strategy, which was aimed at unearthing black money held in cash. The government has provided no official explanation behind the note ban that is backed by hard data. So, there is no yardstick by which to ...
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Next demonetisation blow: Higher electricity bills

A digital economy can only work with uninterrupted electricity supply. So, states now face the unpleasant task of telling their citizens that electricity rates need to be hiked. Subhomoy Bhattacharjee reports. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com To make mobiles work in villages to act as e-wallets, many states now face the unpleasant task of telling their citizens that electricity tariffs need to be raised by an annual average of 4 per cent from now, for at least the next two years.  Yet, ...
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Narmada, the Giver of Pleasure

Of India's sacred rivers, she is the holiest.It is believed that even the Ganga comes in the form of a cow for a purifying bath in the Narmada, says Geetanjali Krishna.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com I've always thought of rivers as creatures with distinct personalities. Flowing voluptuously through the high altitude desert lands of Lahaul and Spiti, the Chandrabhaga, or Chenab, is a powerful jade goddess, untamed and wild. The Ganges, on the other hand, when it settles into a serene ...
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Months before 8/11, MP, Haryana probed note ban

States sent queries for research to NIPFP in Feb-March; Work on research started around July, reveal Nitin Sethi and Ishan Bakshi.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Months before demonetisation, in February-March, the Madhya Pradesh and Haryana state governments had approached the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP) to evaluate Pune-based NGO ArthaKranti's proposals, which include the withdrawal of high-denomination notes. The initial queries for conducting the research ...
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Sensex ends lower, Nifty below 8,100

Broader market underperformed the headline indices Extending declines for the fifth trading day, the benchmak indices settled Tuesday's session lower led by losses in financial, telecom and pharma stocks. Mixed trend seen in global markets following Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen's speech and Bank of Japan's monetary policy meeting along with deadly incidents in Germany and Turkey also impacted sentiment. The S&P BSE Sensex ended at 26,307, down 67 points, while the broader Nifty50 ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago Sensex ends 329 points lower, Nifty slips below 8,100  Rediff.com1 month ago
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How Rahul messed up the chance to corner Modi

'We are in the middle of the biggest self-created crisis of this government.''A crisis which involves and includes citizens and affects the way we go about our lives.'It is a crisis that is being managed poorly by the government and, it is absolutely clear, even more shoddily by the Opposition,' says Aakar Patel.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com We are going through a strange political phase in India. On the one hand, for the first time in two-and-a-half years, there is a sense that the ...
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The race to demonetise Modi

The note ban is Modi's make-or-break gambit for 2019.Opposition leaders see a vulnerability and won't gift pre-eminence to the Congress, says Shekhar Gupta.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com What is to explain the recent actions of our most prominent Opposition leaders? Why has Mamata Banerjee suddenly gone to war with the Centre? Why is Arvind Kejriwal behaving as if the immediate battle has shifted from Punjab to Delhi and to the social media, which he uses more effectively than Narendra ...
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'Demonetisation will lead to a stronger economy'

'Demonetisation will push India onto a higher growth path after a temporary dip.' IMAGE: 'India is now doing what China is doing -- reforming all the time. This is the right approach,' says Jan Dehn from Ashmore Investment Management, that manages nearly $55 billion in assets across markets.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com The markets have been hit by the double whammy of a surprise outcome of the US presidential elections and the government's demonetisation move back home. Jan Dehn, head ...
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What Star Trek tells us about reaching out to others

'In the lingo of Star Trek, how willing are we to keep all hailing frequencies open in order to listen more closely and with empathy to whoever we consider the 'other',' asks Rajni Bakshi.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com   'Intolerance in the 23rd century? Improbable! If man survives that long, he will learn that differences in ideas and attitudes are a delight.' These words of Gene Roddenberry, creator of Star Trek, formed the centre piece of an exhibit to mark 50 years of the vastly ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago
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